the republic logo

Sentencing set Friday for Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to killing 2 girls, fiancee

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

OKEMAH, Oklahoma — A 28-year-old Oklahoma man is to be sentenced for killing two girls along a rural road in 2008 and his fiancee in 2011.

Kevin Sweat is due in Okfuskee County District Court Friday after pleading guilty in July to three counts of first-degree murder.

The girls — 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker — were shot to death in 2008 as they walked down a road near Weleetka in eastern Oklahoma. Sweat wasn't a suspect in their deaths until police questioned him in the 2011 death of his fiancee, 23-year-old Ashley Taylor.

Prosecutors and Sweat's attorneys agreed to allow Sweat to plead guilty and waive his right to a jury trial — sparing him a possible death sentence.

He faces life in prison with or without the possibility of parole.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.